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Offline phildinftlaudy

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Mom in Hospital
« on: February 15, 2014, 02:21:36 PM »
My mother was supposed to drive down today and visit with me for the long weekend - Instead, at 5:00 p.m. yesterday I got a phone call as I was coming from work that mom was being taken by ambulance to the hospital with a possible heart attack.

So, I loaded up a bag and made my way to Ocala - got here about 11:15 last night.

Mom has been admitted - She is getting a bunch of tests done, is in observation, and is currently out of the room having a stress test done.

Me, I am sitting here in the hospital room - at the same hospital where my dad was before he passed away just about 3 years ago (March 16th) and the first time in a hospital since my brother died last May....

Needless to say, this isn't the most comfortable feeling.

But, I am hopeful that all will be well w/ my mother...and glad I was able to be here for her as she was terrified coming to the hospital by herself and given our family's recent history with people going into the hospital....

In other news...
Well - I will be sharing some more positive news soon --- as soon as I get the official okay to do so... 

In the meantime, I need to get motivated to do some school work while I am waiting for her to return to the room.

Keep us (particularly my mom who spent Valentine's Day in the hospital) in your thoughts if you would.

-Phil
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

Offline hcj90

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Re: Mom in Hospital
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2014, 03:01:19 PM »
Phil, 

I'm glad you can be with your mom during this time.  Praying that you two can leave the hospital very quickly and all will be well! :)

HCJ

Offline mitch777

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Re: Mom in Hospital
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2014, 04:01:17 PM »
Phil,

Sorry to hear this news. Geez, you have been through so much. Sending you and your mom my wishes of strength and good health.

(((Phil)))  :-*
m.
32 years hiv+ (oct. 2013) with a curtsy.

Offline Buckmark

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Re: Mom in Hospital
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2014, 04:13:26 PM »
Phil,

I hope your Mom will have a speedy recovery.  I'm sending positive thoughts and prayers your way.

Hugs,

Henry
"Life in Lubbock, Texas, taught me two things:
     One is that God loves you and you're going to burn in hell.
     The other is that sex is the most awful, filthy thing on earth and you should save it for someone you love."
- Butch Hancock, Musician, The Flatlanders

Offline Jmarksto

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Re: Mom in Hospital
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2014, 05:24:02 PM »
Hey Phil;

I am so sorry to hear of your mother -- I also wish her a speedy recovery.  We're thinking of you and your mum.

Sincerely,

JM
03/15/12 Negative
06/15/12 Positive
07/11/12 CD4 790          VL 4,000
08/06/12 CD4 816/38%   VL 49,300
08/20/12 Started Complera
11/06/12 CD4   819/41% VL 38
02/11/13 CD4   935/41% VL UD
06/06/13 CD4   816/41% VL UD
10/28/13 CD4 1131/45%  VL 25
02/25/14 CD4   792/37%  VL UD
07/09/14 CD4 1004/39%   VL UD
11/03/14 CD4   711/34%   VL UD

Offline Jeff G

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Re: Mom in Hospital
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2014, 05:33:30 PM »
Hi Phil ... I'm sending Hugs and hoping for the very best . Jeff .

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Mom in Hospital
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2014, 08:03:31 PM »
Hey Phil,...


Thinking of both of you, and wishing your mom the very best .



Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of 12/10/14,  t-cells are at 350,  Previous 8/25/14--- 402/ Viral load remains <40

 Current % is at 13% / Previous 8/25/14 11%

  
 63 years young.

Offline tednlou2

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Re: Mom in Hospital
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2014, 10:58:49 PM »
Phil,

Sending my thoughts for your mom, as well as you.  You guys have been through so much lately.  I can only wonder how much all that stress and pain has taken a toll.  Wishing her a speedy recovery. 

Take care. 

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Re: Mom in Hospital
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2014, 04:47:55 AM »
Phil, thinking about you guys.  Keep the faith.
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: Mom in Hospital
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2014, 10:47:46 AM »
Thanks for the support and kind words all...

I'm still here at the hospital with mom -
I stayed the night in the room in a very uncomfortable recliner - so, my muscles (LOL - that is a funny one) are stiff....

We are waiting on the results of yesterday's echocardiogram and stress test....
The hospitaliist says that depending on the cardiologist's interpretation of those, mom will either stay and have more tests / procedures or she will be discharged... So we are doing the waiting game....

Meanwhile, I am trying to get some homework done while mom is sleeping. 

September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

Offline britchick

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Re: Mom in Hospital
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2014, 02:53:17 PM »
Im glad that you are there supporting your mum.Thinking of both of you

britchickx

Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: Mom in Hospital
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2014, 03:55:54 PM »
Stress test and echocardiogram came back clear...
Her magnesium level is still low - so, they have been giving her that via IV...

They are taking blood right now - if it comes back w/ magnesium at normal, she will be discharged - If not, we stay longer....

September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

Offline pozniceguy

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Re: Mom in Hospital
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2014, 05:44:09 PM »
so  sorry  for  the  problems  with  Mom.... waiting/sitting  in Hospitals is  the  worst  ,always  seem to need  more of  something  and  dont seem to be in any  hurry  about  getting anything  done but your  credit card/insurance policy info

last time I was in Hospital  took  4 hrs  after I  was  told I  could  go home  till Dr  finally signed off the  form


hope all  test  finally  are  clear  and she can go home

Nick
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Le stelle la notte sono grandie luminose, nel cuore profondo del Texas

Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: Mom in Hospital
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2014, 08:43:45 PM »
Thanks all.
My mother was discharged a few hours ago - We are now at her place and I am making sure she takes it easy (at least for tonight).

Tomorrow I head back to Miami..... A bit tired, but no worse for the wear..  :)

Just glad she is out of the hospital and it seems like it was attributable to low magnesium levels.... they pumped her full of magnesium and she seems to be good to go.
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

Offline Jeff G

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Re: Mom in Hospital
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2014, 08:52:32 PM »
Much relieved for the good update ... thanks Phil .

Offline pozniceguy

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Re: Mom in Hospital
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2014, 12:10:19 AM »
good  news .. Phil  glad  things  turned  out OK....any  follow up needed??   how do you get  "low magnesium" ??

Nick
remember the good times...honor the past but don't live there
Le stelle la notte sono grandie luminose, nel cuore profondo del Texas

Offline Jody

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Re: Mom in Hospital
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2014, 02:29:56 PM »
Glad to hear the good news Phil.  Hope your mom will have a speedy recovery at home and be back to her old self soon.  Hugs.

Jody
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Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: Mom in Hospital
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2014, 08:08:03 PM »
how do you get  "low magnesium" ??

Nick

Don't really know how Nick - some people are predisposed to it, or it can be lack of magnesium in the diet... or not sufficient amounts...

Also, women and diabetics are more likely to have it at some point or another.

Mom has to follow up w/ her primary doctor and cardiologist.....
She is going to start eating more almonds (they are high in magnesium) - Low magnesium can cause a host of issues.

She is also going to check w/ doc about taking a magnesium supplement...I am just glad she is out of the hospital - It was quite a scare for both of us and coming on the heals of my brother's death and about 3 years to the time of my dad's passing magnified the situation.

Glad to have support of friends here and family and friends on FB and via phone. 
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

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Re: Mom in Hospital
« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2014, 03:43:00 AM »
Glad she's out of the hospital and doing better.  I've also never heard of low magnesium, but I imagine it would be like any low level of mineral...I always run low sodium and have had to have sodium drip IV's in the past.  I hope she is able to keep on top of it. 
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

 


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